Self Rumbewas has considerable advocacy experience having worked across different jurisdictions in Australia. Prior to being called to the Bar, Self worked in criminal defence as a trial advocate at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) in the Northern Territory, and before that at the Aboriginal Legal Service in New South Wales for a numbers of years. He has appeared unled in jury trials, local court hearings and appeals.
Self also has an established background in civil litigation and alternate dispute resolution. For a number of years, as a both a lawyer and law clerk, Self’s legal career was embedded in commissions of inquiry matters, notably, the Commonwealth Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
He accepts briefs in a range of matters including criminal and civil matters, and is able to appear in regional locations.